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Brewed by Backus y Johnston (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Lima, Peru

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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed since 1921, Cristal is Peru’s No. 1 selling beer, combining a light-bodied liquid with strong Andean imagery. It has been the No. 1 selling U.S. import from South America over the last eight years, primarily appealing to the approximately one million Peruvian consumers in the U.S.


1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2005
12oz bottle from 24 variety pack: Pours a big foamy head which diminishes quickly, pale yellow-clear color, Aroma of malts, fizzy tasting, clean, almost balanced, but slightly acidic, no aftertaste.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2005
12.07.05 21oz bottle (huh?), best before 19/04/06. Has the look of a standard macro-type pale lager, a pale straw with little, quickly fading, white head. Some visible eff. Aroma is a slap in the snout of wet wicker and acetone. Complimentary sweet flavor is only offset by an unsettling bite that is profoundly not hops, rather something chemical and heinous. A hint of something malt-ish, like a breakfast cereal graininess, struggles to peak through and does so as the beer warms. A briskness to the body that is something more than watery, there’s an odd limestone character that’s weirdly appealing. The acetone from the aroma returns and lasts on the palate in a painfully long ordeal, unrelenting even to a mouthful of water. At a 2.03 average score, this stuff is horribly overrated.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Labeled as Cerveza Cristal Beer. Definately from Peru and produced by Backus Y Johnston. Predicting an industrial, "Suez Canal" caliber lager here.And we’ve got a twist-off and horribly skunky odor leading things off. Pours pale pale yellow with a fully receding white head. Aroma of sweet grains, slight funky corn odor, but you won’t find it unless you’re looking. Taste is rather tasteless. Bland, stale, some kind of unuual fermemtation characteristic. Overall, I can’t complain. If I was in Peru and had no better choices, I don’t think I’d complain.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Another crappy South American lager. Watery, oxidized tasting of adjuncts. Not quite as bad as some of the Central American beers I’ve tried.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a pale yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of wet grass and light florals. Mild grassy hops flavor with a watery mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2005
12 oz bottle pours pale golden with a short white head that laces some. Aroma is skunk and a touch of corn. Flavor is sweet corn and quite metallic. Palate is fairly light and carbonated. The best thing about this brew is the bottle that it comes in. They really should spend less on the foil on the outside and more on the stuff inside though. Oh well it is another country I guess.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2005
Bottled. Pours light golden, with a white head. Aroma is slightly malty, and slightly hoppy. Taste is sweet, corn, and metallic

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottled. Pale yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, corn and fruits. Flavour of malts, corn and fruits.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Weak aroma and a light sweet hay taste. Light body and a light sweet finish.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2005
A light yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma is next to non existing, but there are very faint notes of malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and straw, leading to a dry end. The mouthfeel is very carbonated and watery.


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